More than 20 of South Florida’s best chefs are joining forces to benefit Florida Keys tourism workers.
What do you do when you’re a top Florida chef wanting to help those in need? You do what you do best – make excellent food! That’s exactly what Chef Adam Brown of The Cooper is doing. He spearheaded a stellar group of South Florida chefs now known as “Chefs for the Keys.”
A couple of weeks ago, when South Florida and the world were realizing the devastation Hurricane Irma brought to the Keys, Brown posted a Facebook inquiry wondering about the best way to help support those in need. The chef ended the post with “Also, maybe we can start something? Palm Beach County restaurants??” The response was quick and favorable.
According to Brown, the show of support from restaurants and chefs has been growing into an area-wide collection of participants. Teaming up with Brown is En-Flux private chef Troy Sheller.
Sheller points out that tourism is the lifeblood of the Florida Keys. With tourism in general at a standstill, the Keys’ businesses and their employees are taking a hit from more than a hurricane.
Chefs for the Keys is hosting an event on Friday, October 6 at the Riviera Beach Marina Village. The chefs contend that the lavish event will include fabulous food from South Florida’s premier chefs and restaurants. The evening’s ticket gains you access to the open bar, live entertainment, and a silent auction.
Seven Tastings Facebook post promises that guests will receive “A thoughtful creation of food from the area’s top chefs that which will dazzle your palate and stimulate your mind with an open bar and entertainment.”
Seating is limited, and the event is expected to sell out, so if you want to go, you are encouraged to purchase your tickets now.
The proceeds will go to help those in the Keys’ tourism and hospitality industries. Many have lost weeks of work, their homes, even loved ones.